E. J.Hughes Paints Vancouver Island – a book signing with author Robert Amos at Emily Carr’s Birthplace, 207 Government Street

Saturday, September 22, from 1 to 3 pm Admission to Carr House is FREE for this special event.

E. J. Hughes was the winner of the Emily Carr Scholarship in 1947, and that was the foundation of his subsequent career. A long-time resident of Shawnigan Lake and then Duncan, Hughes achieved great renown. Represented in all Canada’s major galleries, his works have often sold at auction for more than $1 million and his reputation is second only to that of Carr in western Canada.

The new book on Hughes, from TouchWood Editions (Victoria, 2018) is 200 pages of full-colour reproductions and insightful commentary by Robert Amos, artist and author. The first publication on Hughes created with the participation of the Hughes Estate, it is based on the unparalleled archive created by Hughes’ associate, Pat Salmon. A beautiful hardcover book, E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island has been in the top five of BC Bestsellers since its publication in June, and is priced at a very affordable $35. 

See you at Carr House!


Artists’ Statement

In autumn 2017, Nicole Bauberger and Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse began to formulate an idea of creating Raven-inspired sculptural works from found roadside tire remnants. With a Canada Council grant under their belts they were able to officially begin the project in January 2018. Nicole and Teresa set out to engage with some Yukon communities with the question: “What does Raven mean to you?” They soon discovered that Raven – scavenger, finder, and protector – can teach us about community, cooperation, and resourcefulness.

Artist Bios

Nicole Bauberger has lived in Whitehorse, Yukon since 2003, drawn to the territory by its skies and landscapes. Ravens then enchanted her, their clear sense of identity and dark forms standing strong against the bright snow or dry summer colours. Finely honed skill in oil painting, begun over a 5-year apprenticeship stint in the 90s, roots her artwork.

Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse (b. 1992) is a proud Nalt’si member of the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek, Yukon and Alaska. Her beadwork is inspired by the strong women and the support of the caring men in her life. Teresa defines herself as an Upper Tanana visual artist, incorporating her culture in all the work she creates.

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